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What to Wear to a Scottish Wedding

What to Wear to a Scottish Wedding

It’s just as likely for the kilt-clad men to steal the show at a Scottish wedding as the women in attendance. Whether you’re a guest, the best man or the groom, you’re likely to feel a lot of pressure to look good. But not to worry, we’re here to give you the ins and outs of how to look your best, while still feeling comfortable, at a Scottish wedding.

Traditional Attire

You can’t go wrong with a traditional kilt outfit that honours your Scottish lineage. There are several ways to do this, some of which include wearing a kilt that represents your clan tartan, or a more contemporary tartan for all to wear.  Accessorize this with an appropriate jacket, sporran, sgian dubh and ghillie brogue shoes.  These will create a clean and traditional look for the big day.

Heritage Look

Inspired by the traditional style without acknowledging a specific clan, you can always choose a Scottish wedding look that honours the country’s rustic appeal. Go for head to toe in a Prince Charlie or Argyle jacket.  Make a statement showcasing your creative style while still sticking to tradition. But you can’t forget about accessories! You can also go with a more rustic look incorporating a tweed jacket, vest and matching socks.

Modern Outfit

Not everyone wants to rock a traditional kilt outfit from head to toe. Sometimes the occasion calls for something different, something completely out of the box. If you’re going for a modern look, try combining a slim herringbone tie with a tweed jacket. This will give you a clean look without being the start of the show, unless you’re the groom of course. Add a unique and rustic touch by incorporating an 8-yard kilt to match.

Alternative Fit

If you don’t fancy the idea of wearing a kilt to a Scottish wedding, then that’s your decision. The good thing is that there are other ways you can maneuver around a traditional outfit. To stick with the traditional apparel, we recommend you try out a pair of plaid trousers instead. This is a great option that will keep you looking formal while still sticking to your own style and what makes you comfortable. Pair whatever coloured trousers you decide on with a basis and neutral jacket, vest and bowtie combination.

At Tartantown, we provide customers with a large variety of products spread throughout our 3,500 square foot store. Located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, our Canadian shop has bagpipes for sale, as well as kilts, highland dance supplies, drums, other dressing attire, instrument accessories and more. With expertly trained staff, be sure to stop by our shop or browse through our online store.